CDC warns about heat advisories for children
A warning about heat advisory for children in the United States has been issued for a third day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised parents not to allow their children to play outside at times of high heat.
The advisory was issued Tuesday after the National Weather Service reported that the area surrounding the city of Houston had reached a record high of 96 degrees, breaking a record set in February.
It was followed by another temperature of 105 degrees in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
The agency said the average temperature in the Houston area has been climbing since the summer.
The CDC also warned parents of children under 6 years old to be aware of high humidity and potential for respiratory issues.
It is not clear what triggered the recent temperature record.
The temperature is the highest on record for the region, which has been on a record of hot weather, according to NOAA.
The previous high was 106 degrees in November of last year.
The temperature record for Texas is now held by an average of 105.8 degrees, which is 1.9 degrees above the record set last summer.
On Friday, a record was set in the Texas Panhandle, where the temperature was 103 degrees.
The city of Amarillo recorded its hottest day on record, with the temperature reaching 105 degrees.